In the autumn of 1999, the late Bishop Charles Caruana asked Fr. Stuart Chipolina to start a diocesan newsletter. Fr. Chipolina approached EuropeAxess Media in order to realise this idea and the first Upon This Rock magazine was launched in time for Christmas that year. Since its launch the magazine has grown in popularity.
Along with our loyal followers, other influential personalities, such as the former Governor of Gibraltar, Sir Robert Fulton, have asked for copies of the magazine to be sent directly to them. In the summer of 2013, Archbishop Vincent Nichols asked for a copy to be sent to him in the UK after encountering the publication and meeting the production editor on his visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Europe.
All the heads of the other Christian denominations in Gibraltar have copies sent at their request. Copies are being sent as far afield as, Canada and Northern Ireland. Back issues of the magazine are available online and are even read in Singapore and Australia.